Indianapolis Plating Company

Your Indianapolis Plating Company

Founded in 1946, R&S Plating has been serving all industries in the Indianapolis area. Since opening, R&S has been family owned and operated for seven generations. During our growth, our plating company has operated in the same facility with all of our growing technology. We offer multiple Indianapolis Plating Company applications, such as cadmium, copper, hard chrome, natal etching, passivation, sulfamate nickel, baking and hydrogen embrittlement relief, white layer removal, and zinc.

Hard chrome from our Indianapolis Plating CompanyWhat is Plating and What Can It Do For You?

Plating is when a surface is covered by metal on a conductive surface. Traditional uses for plating are to decorate objects, for corrosion inhibition, to improve solderability, to harden, to improve wearability, to reduce friction, improve paint adhesion, and many other purposes. Along with plating, we are able to offer masking services. Masking services are offered for specific products only.

Cadmium Plating

Due to its high corrosion resistance, cadmium plating has become one of the most popular finishes. Our most popular items for cadmium plating are nuts, washers, timing mechanisms, magnets, shafts, bolts, threaded rods, and more! We offer cadmium plating in yellow and bright finishes. With our great customer service, we are able to offer a quick turnaround time! Depending on size, we are able to complete your product in as little as 72 hours!


  • AMS 2400
  • AMS QQP 416

Copper Plating

The most common use of copper plating is for its heat treat mask. Copper plating is also known for its high conductivity. We have been completing copper plating on aircraft parts, shafts, bearings, flanges, and much more. Our copper throwing gives our products a smooth finish. Our Indianapolis Plating Company not only plates with copper, but we can also remove copper plating as well!


  • AMS 2418

Chrome from our Indianapolis Plating CompanyHard Chrome Plating

Known for its durability and corrosion resistance, hard chrome is known for shafts, molds, aircraft components, dies, tooling, and centrifuge bowls. Our applications include build up service with wiring, racking, anode fabrication, and masking. Along with copper plating, we are able to remove hard chrome as well. The average turnaround time for hard chrome plating is typically 5 to 7 business days; however, with part preparation are a 2 to 3-day turnaround. Hard chrome is used mainly with industrial applications, including hydraulic products. Hard chrome is also known as “satin” chrome. This application is mainly used on surfaces that are exposed to heavy wear.


  • AMS 2406


Passivation Plating

To increase the lifespan of your product, our Indianapolis Plating Company suggests passivation plating. This process begins with intense parts cleaning. After cleaning the parts, we submerse your part into a chemical bath. This bath will give your piece a protective film. Our most passivation plated parts are vibratory feeder systems, feeder bowls, vent systems, aircraft components, and more! No matter the size, are able to plate your parts.


  • AMS 2700
  • ASTM A380
  • ASTM A967
  • EPS 11250

White Layer

Have you ever had a brittle layer left behind after nitriding? Our white layer removal beats the fragile layers. We have multiple tanks can handle both large and small parts. To provide the best quality treatments, the tanks are filled before every use. We are able to treat shafts, gears, rings, spacers, and more! We can strip copper before white layer removal, as well as blast and bake services shortly after removal.


  • RRP 51009

Zinc Plating

The most cost-effective and rust protective treated we offer is zinc plating. We are able to plate with yellow or bright chromate. We can wire, rack, or barrel your pieces.


  • ASTM B633

Contact Our Indianapolis Plating Company

Are you in need of plating of any of your products? Or are you having issues finding what you are looking for? Contact one of our representatives, at R&S Plating to learn more! We cannot wait to hear from you. We want to be your one stop shop for all of your Indianapolis Plating needs.

With over 864,771 people and over 114,403 business in the Indianapolis area, there are bound to be many businesses who could benefit from our Indianapolis plating services. Our clientele ranges from military applications, industrial applications, and much more. Located right off of Interstate 70, we are in the heart of Indianapolis. No matter the location of your business, are a quick drive away. We, not only service the Indianapolis area, but we also service all of Indiana and much of the Midwest. Being at the center of the Crossroads of America, there is always a quick and easy way to find us. Whatever your needs, we cannot wait to hear from you!